Most Employees Don’t Want Boss’s Job

Few employees would like to have their boss’s job, according to a new survey from OfficeTeam, a division of Robert Half International, the world’s largest specialized staffing firm.

More than three-quarters (76 percent) of employees polled said they have no interest in having their manager’s position, according to the survey. In addition, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) said they believe they couldn’t do a better job than their boss.

The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with 431 workers 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments, according to OfficeTeam.  

“Many aspects of management involve making difficult, sometimes unpopular decisions, and not everyone is comfortable in this role,” said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. “Being a strong individual contributor does not necessarily equate to being an effective leader. The most successful bosses excel at motivating others to achieve great results.”

To read a press release about the survey that includes seven traits potential leaders possess, click here